A SIGNIFICANT MANUFACTURING AND EXPORT MARKET
SIGNIFICANT PLAYER IN THE GLOBAL LUXURY GOODS MARKET
VISA-FREE TRAVEL TO EUROPE’S SCHENGEN AREA
GREAT LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES
PLENTIFUL AND ACCESSIBLE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
PROXIMITY TO MAJOR GLOBAL CITIES
Italy is renowned for its works of art and architecture, and a home to a few of the world’s most notable historical figures. The country is a founding member of the EU, uses the Euro as its currency and ranks as the third-largest economy in the Eurozone. Italy is a financially developed nation, has a diversified economy and houses nearly all sectors of industry. Its gateways to the Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and European markets make it ideal for entrepreneurship activities. Italy is an ideal place to reside with high standards of living, top educational opportunities and state-of-the-art healthcare facilities.
It is expected that the process of obtaining the visa will take 90–120 days from the date of application. The visa is granted for two years and is renewable for a further three-year period, provided that the investment is maintained. The investment must be made within three months of entry into the country.
After five years, the investor can apply for permanent residency if he or she has relocated to Italy. And after 10 years a permanent resident can acquire citizenship via naturalization.